Posts published by Michael Gravel

April 23, 2010

The Slam Finals

A slam poetry scene (and team) have been sorely missing from this town, despite it being replete with manifold enclaves of verse. We’ve got your academic circles covered, and your beat-inspired riffs covered. We’ve ... Read More 

April 22, 2010

The WGA Awards Reading

Last night, the Writers Guild of Alberta held an event to celebrate this year’s nominees for the Stephan J. Stephansson award for poetry (Alberta’s top poetry prize). The good stuff went down at Audrey’s ... Read More 

April 22, 2010

Book Chat Photos

This afternoon, George Bowering and Laurie Mac Fayden had a little chat about books and poetry on the Good ‘ol CBC. Our intrepid reporting team was on the scene and managed to grab a ... Read More 

April 22, 2010

Super Hotness

Yep, she was a great show down at The Artery last evening. It was the (annual?) Talonbooks Launch and it was great evening of verse featuring George Bowering, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Garry Thomas ... Read More 

April 20, 2010

Blinks Shake it Up

The Killer Blinks rocked the Artery last night, continuing a longstanding Edmonton Poetry Festival tradition. The verse was hot as the night, and the crowd was outstanding. Here’s a selection of pics from our ... Read More 

April 15, 2010

Words and Music

Just a quick note to let you know that there are still a few spots left in the Ian Ferrier Workshop, presented by the CAA on Saturday, April 24, 2010. I’ve been to a ... Read More 

April 13, 2010

Festival Approacheth

If you poke your noggin out your window far enough, you will hear the sound of hundreds of poets gearing up for the Edmonton Poetry Festival, which starts on Monday April 19 with the ... Read More 

April 7, 2010

Raving Poets Toast 10 Years

Seeing and hearing The Raving Poets is an experience unlike any other in Edmonton. Blending live improv music (courtesy of the world-famous Raving Poets Band) with poetry, the group can be thought of as ... Read More 

April 2, 2010

A Few Updates

Well, if you didn’t do it, it’s too late. If you didn’t take twenty seconds out of your life and sign up to perform in this year’s festival you are officially out of luck. ... Read More 

March 30, 2010

Two Days Left to Sign Up

Deadline for event signups is Thursday, April 1, 2010, 12:00 midnight. That’s Thursday midnight, NOT Wednesday midnight. You can signup here if you haven’t already. You have a little over two days left to ... Read More 

March 29, 2010

I Got My Hashtag

OK PoHeads, it’s time to get all up in the social networking tools. In case you haven’t noticed, all the cool kids (and plenty of not-so-cool kids) are playing on Twitter and Facebook. These ... Read More 

March 22, 2010

Only a Few Spots Left

Y’know how rare the Golden Ticket is? It’s nearly as rare as a spot in the Cafe Readings at the Edmonton Poetry Festival. If you’re interested in kicking out some verse on Sunday April ... Read More